Bio (Marc Bowles)

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Marc Bowles


Associate Faculty


Executive Education


Marc Bowles is a professional certified coach and principal of Marc Bowles Executive Coaching based in Penticton. Bowles believes that coaching is an essential component to ensuring leadership transforms learning into a way of being. According to Bowles, Coaching has been one of the most effective tools in building strong leadership essential to the sustainability of organizations and individual performance. Offering a blend of personal experience, humor and inspiration, Bowles’ mission is to increase performance and results through coaching conversations. His mantra: When we defy the ordinary, we can challenge ourselves, our assumptions, behaviours and invent new behaviours and ways of thinking.


Bowles is a former educator with more than 25 years’ experience in coaching and leadership development at the corporate, non-profit and international level in sport and business, supporting and challenging bold, inspired, global leaders. Bowles works with individuals and leadership teams of educational institutions, health care and construction in the areas of performance, mindful leadership and the creation of robust, sustainable coaching environments. In 2015 Bowles’ facilitated a coach approach to 152 non-profit leaders in 45 countries and more than 40 non-profit NGO’s. Bowles believes coaching has the power to change conversations.


Bowles holds a Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria (2000) and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University (2004). He has also completed the Professional Mentor Coach program at Royal Roads University (2015) and is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute for High Performance Sport (1988). Bowles is licensed to facilitate the Emotions and Behaviours in the Workplace Assessment and 5-5-5 Coaching Out of The Box.